Summary: A quick look at the distortions of the truth from the Da Vinci Code
THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
George E. Crumbly Humphrey UMC
Sunday May 21, 2006 AM
I have been getting a lot of emails lately about this Da Vinci Code. I really don’t pay a whole of attention to Hollywood. The one thing I have figured out about Hollywood. Generally they are for what God is against & they are against what God is for.
(When I was a chaplain with the Alabama State Troopers I had the opportunity to visit with former Alabama Governor George Wallace the last 5 months of his life. It was always neat to visit with him. He had a notebook full of very special photographs that he loved to share with you. One of the things I found neat was a 6 page letter he wrote to Hollywood regarding the TV movie “Wallace” that starred Gary Sinese. He let Hollywood know that he did not agree with the movie as it was not correct. Most of things we saw never happened. Hollywood responded by saying they were making a movie not a documentary. However Governor Wallace enjoyed the way Gary Sinese portrayed himself.)
It is truly sad but Hollywood is not concerned about the truth.
JOHN 1: Verses 1-12
Josh McDowell makes a great case when he describes the insidious nature of the Da Vinci Code. He states, "It’s not that the majority of our churched young people aren’t interested in spiritual things and don’t want a relationship with God. They do. But they hold distorted views about God, truth, the Bible, and what it actually means to be a true follower of Christ. Consider, for example, what our churched kids do and do not believe:
*63% don’t believe Jesus is the Son of the one true God;
*81% believe all truth is relative to the individual and his/her circumstances;
*51% don’t believe Jesus rose from the dead;
*65% don’t believe Satan is a real entity.
And when they are exposed to the distortions about Christ and the Bible from The Da Vinci Code movie, their already distorted views will go from bad to worse."
This book gives the church the OPPORTUNITY to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remember back in the early 1980’s I went to my first community Easter sunrise service in Horatio Arkansas, the preacher was a young man & I remember what he said to the many different denominations that had gathered that morning. He said that the one thing we all had in common that bound us as a church was our belief in the Deity of Jesus Christ.
Today you can join a church, attend a church, pick out the songs & make arrangements for your funeral service, give to the church or do just whatever BUT if you want to spend eternity in Heaven you must accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour & you must believe in the DEITY of Jesus.
Look at what Tom Hanks had to say about this movie:
Says Da Vinci Code Movie Will Help the Church and that the movie version of Dan Brown’s best selling book The Da Vinci Code will have people flocking to the church. He say’s “I think the movie may end up helping churches do their job,” says Tom Hanks telling US magazine Entertainment Weekly. “If they put up a sign saying” ‘This Wednesday we’re discussing the gospel’ 12 people show up. But if a sign says: ‘This Wednesday we’re discussing The Da Vinci Code,’ 800 people show up”.